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Standings
NYY
@BAL
6
7
DET
@BOS
2
5
KCR
@CHW
7
8
CLE
@MIN
2
6
SEA
@OAK
1
5
ANA
@TEX
8
9
TBD
@TOR
7
4
CHC
@HOU
12
4
ARI
@LAD
10
0
CIN
@MIL
5
2
COL
@MON
11
9
 
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ATL
@NYM
2
3
FLA
@PHI
0
1
STL
@PIT
9
5
SFG
@SDP
2
0
Friday, September 21, 2001, 7:22PM
, Enron Field
Attendance: 42,621, Time of Game: 3:36
Cubs
12
81-66
 Won 3 
3rd, 6 GB
at Astros
4
87-60
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Ron Villone (6-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  1  0   0  0  2   5  3  0   12 13  0
Astros          1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    4 10  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .281 .332 .400 .732 22 14 0.048 0.66 0.108 -0.060 -0.1 0 4 3B
   Delino DeShields 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .335 .344 .679 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .293 .351 .406 .757 13 11 -0.033 0.75 0.039 -0.072 -0.5 0 2
Sammy Sosa RF 2 4 2 1 3 0 5 .318 .432 .715 1.146 20 6 0.185 0.58 0.185 0.000 2.4 1 0 HR,2B
Fred McGriff 1B 5 3 3 5 0 1 5 .307 .386 .531 .917 19 13 0.117 0.86 0.151 -0.034 4.1 13 0 HR,2B
   Matt Stairs 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .355 .448 .803 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Rondell White LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .316 .374 .541 .915 14 9 0.084 1.30 0.144 -0.060 0.0 1 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Meyers PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .400 .143 .543 7 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1
   Scott Chiasson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Michael Tucker CF-LF 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .249 .325 .421 .746 19 11 -0.010 0.95 0.074 -0.083 0.8 1 0 3B
Bill Mueller 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .283 .386 .445 .831 11 8 0.133 1.10 0.177 -0.044 0.8 0 7 2B,SF
   Augie Ojeda PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .197 .242 .270 .513 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 0
Robert Machado C 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .224 .265 .336 .601 15 8 0.073 0.92 0.100 -0.026 0.5 5 0
Juan Cruz P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.041 0.75 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 1 0
   Carlos Zambrano P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roosevelt Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .300 .422 .722 1 1 -0.081 3.09 0.000 -0.081 -0.8
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .167 .125 .292 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Corey Patterson CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .214 .257 .359 .616 9 5 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.3 1 0
Team Totals 39 12 13 12 5 7 45 .333 .400 .667 1.067 160 96 0.476 0.84 0.979 -0.501 7.0 27 13
2B: B Mueller (11, off R Villone); F McGriff (24, off N Cruz); S Sosa (32, off W Rodriguez).
3B: E Young (4, off N Cruz); M Tucker (7, off W Rodriguez).
HR: S Sosa (55, off R Villone, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); F McGriff (26, off W Rodriguez, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: B Mueller (3, off W Rodriguez).
TB: F McGriff 7; S Sosa 6; M Tucker 4; E Young 3; B Mueller 2; R White; R Gutierrez; C Patterson; R Machado.
RBI: F McGriff 5 (93); B Mueller 2 (21); M Tucker (58); S Sosa (142); R Gutierrez (56); R Machado (12); R White (45).
2-out RBI: F McGriff 3; S Sosa; B Mueller; R Machado.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 11.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .288 .372 .451 .823 16 11 -0.005 1.30 0.090 -0.095 -0.1 2 1
   Adam Everett PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 1 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Jose Vizcaino SS-2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .278 .319 .346 .665 18 13 0.013 0.78 0.073 -0.061 -0.3 1 1 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .289 .399 .573 .972 15 8 0.120 1.26 0.177 -0.058 1.0 5 1
   Scott Servais C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .444 .375 .819 2 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Lance Berkman CF-LF 3 1 3 2 2 0 5 .340 .440 .637 1.077 21 8 0.145 0.85 0.145 0.000 3.2 6 0 HR,2B
Moises Alou RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .333 .395 .558 .953 19 12 -0.134 1.33 0.000 -0.134 -1.9 2 0
   Ricky Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Truby PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .281 .431 .712 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Orlando Merced LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .336 .451 .787 13 10 -0.131 1.14 0.000 -0.131 -1.8 1 0
Vinny Castilla 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .310 .486 .797 10 9 -0.082 0.79 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 0 1
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .232 .283 .349 .632 18 11 -0.031 0.55 0.014 -0.045 -0.3 6 0
   Glen Barker CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .241 .087 .328 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ron Villone P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .053 .053 .105 .158 6 4 0.061 1.11 0.087 -0.026 0.4 1 1 2B
   Scott Linebrink P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julio Lugo PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .331 .385 .717 6 2 0.023 0.76 0.023 0.000 0.1 HBP
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wilfredo Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH-1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .268 .332 .475 .807 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 1 0
Team Totals 37 4 10 4 3 5 41 .270 .341 .432 .774 155 97 -0.021 0.89 0.609 -0.632 -1.0 27 5
2B: J Vizcaino (7, off J Cruz); R Villone (1, off J Cruz); L Berkman (48, off K Farnsworth).
HR: L Berkman (32, off S Chiasson, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
HBP: J Lugo (5, by J Tavarez).
TB: L Berkman 7; J Vizcaino 3; R Villone 2; C Biggio; B Ausmus; J Bagwell; D Ward.
RBI: L Berkman 2 (116); J Bagwell 2 (120).
2-out RBI: L Berkman 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Juan Cruz 4.1 7 3 3 1 3 0 2.57 21 71 47 30 6 11 12 5 5 0 39 -0.154 1.18 -0.9
Carlos Zambrano, W (1-1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11.12 3 16 9 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.070 1.64 0.7
Julian Tavarez, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.48 4 17 8 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.091 1.24 0.6
Kyle Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.85 5 25 14 8 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.40 0.6
Scott Chiasson 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.00 8 26 19 16 1 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.1
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 3 5 1 4.00 41 155 97 66 12 19 18 14 7 0 39 1 0 0.022 0.89 1.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Villone, L (6-7) 5.2 6 4 4 2 4 1 5.87 25 89 59 34 7 18 5 14 5 0 43 -0.243 1.09 -1.3
Scott Linebrink 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.068 2.66 0.6
Nelson Cruz 0 3 4 4 1 0 0 4.23 4 14 5 3 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.269 1.04 -3.6
Wilfredo Rodriguez 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 18.00 11 42 25 16 5 4 1 7 2 0 1 1 -0.034 0.10 -3.3
Ricky Stone 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 10 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 12 12 5 7 2 12.00 45 160 96 59 13 24 7 26 10 0 43 3 1 -0.478 0.84 -7.0
N Cruz faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: R Villone (1).
WP: None.
HBP: J Tavarez (8; J Lugo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Kerwin Danley.
Time of Game: 3:36.
Attendance: 42,621.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Eric Young 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 Jose Vizcaino SS
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Lance Berkman CF
5 Rondell White LF 5 Moises Alou RF
6 Michael Tucker CF 6 Orlando Merced LF
7 Bill Mueller 3B 7 Vinny Castilla 3B
8 Robert Machado C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Juan Cruz P 9 Ron Villone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC B. Mueller R. Villone 17% 66% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); McGriff Scores; White to 3B
b5 1-2 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RR HOU J. Bagwell J. Cruz -17% 28% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Villone Scores; Biggio Scores; Bagwell to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 2-3 1 12- 5,(1-2)  R CHC R. White R. Villone 14% 55% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Sosa Scores; McGriff to 2B
t7 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC E. Young N. Cruz 11% 79% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Sosa R. Villone 9% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ron Villone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC E. Young R. Villone -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez R. Villone -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Sosa R. Villone 9% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC F. McGriff R. Villone -1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Juan Cruz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Cruz 2% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Cruz -3% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Cruz 2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B; Vizcaino to 2B
b1 0-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Cruz -9% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Vizcaino Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou J. Cruz 2% 50% Lineout: P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Ron Villone facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. White R. Villone -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Tucker R. Villone 3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC B. Mueller R. Villone 2% 52% Balk; Tucker to 2B
t2 1-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Mueller R. Villone -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Tucker to 3B
t2 1-1 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC R. Machado R. Villone 9% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive); Tucker Scores
t2 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Cruz R. Villone -2% 55% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Juan Cruz facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU O. Merced J. Cruz 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Cruz 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Cruz -1% 58% Single (Ground Ball)
b2 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Villone J. Cruz 3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Ron Villone facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC E. Young R. Villone -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Gutierrez R. Villone -2% 57% Lineout: SS
t3 2-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa R. Villone 1% 58% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CHC F. McGriff R. Villone -2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Juan Cruz facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Cruz 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Cruz -5% 54% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b3 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Cruz 4% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vizcaino to 3B
b3 1-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Cruz -2% 56% Walk
b3 1-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Alou J. Cruz 6% 62% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Ron Villone facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. White R. Villone -2% 59% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Tucker R. Villone -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Mueller R. Villone -1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Juan Cruz facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Merced J. Cruz 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Cruz 2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Cruz 1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Ron Villone facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Machado R. Villone -3% 61% Popfly: 2B
t5 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Cruz R. Villone -2% 59% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC E. Young R. Villone -1% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Juan Cruz facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Villone J. Cruz -9% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio J. Cruz -9% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Villone to 3B
b5 1-2 0 1-3 4,(0-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Cruz 5% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B; Biggio to 2B
b5 1-2 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RR HOU J. Bagwell J. Cruz -17% 28% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Villone Scores; Biggio Scores; Bagwell to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Carlos Zambrano replaces Juan Cruz pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -2% 26% Walk
b5 3-2 1 12- 8,(3-2)  O HOU M. Alou C. Zambrano 3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B; Bagwell to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b5 3-2 2 -23 4,(0-2)  O HOU O. Merced C. Zambrano 6% 35% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ron Villone facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez R. Villone -4% 31% Popfly: 1B
t6 2-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Sosa R. Villone 4% 35% Walk
t6 2-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC F. McGriff R. Villone 6% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sosa to 2B
t6 2-3 1 12- 5,(1-2)  R CHC R. White R. Villone 14% 55% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Sosa Scores; McGriff to 2B
t6 3-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Tucker R. Villone -7% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC B. Mueller R. Villone 17% 66% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); McGriff Scores; White to 3B
Scott Linebrink replaces Ron Villone pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Machado S. Linebrink 1% 67% Walk
Roosevelt Brown pinch hits for Carlos Zambrano (P) batting 9th
t6 4-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Brown S. Linebrink -8% 59% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Julian Tavarez facing 7-8-9
Julian Tavarez replaces Roosevelt Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Tavarez 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Tavarez 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
Julio Lugo pinch hits for Scott Linebrink (P) batting 9th
b6 3-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Lugo J. Tavarez -2% 64% Hit By Pitch
b6 3-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Tavarez 4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 1-2-3
Nelson Cruz replaces Julio Lugo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC E. Young N. Cruz 11% 79% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 4-3 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC R. Gutierrez N. Cruz 4% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive); Young Scores
t7 5-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa N. Cruz 4% 86% Walk; Gutierrez to 2B
t7 5-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC F. McGriff N. Cruz 9% 95% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gutierrez Scores; Sosa Scores
Wilfredo Rodriguez replaces Nelson Cruz pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. White W. Rodriguez -1% 94% Flyball: RF
t7 7-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Tucker W. Rodriguez 3% 97% Triple to LF (Line Drive); McGriff Scores
t7 8-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO CHC B. Mueller W. Rodriguez 1% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Tucker Scores
t7 9-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Machado W. Rodriguez -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-9, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 2-3-4
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Rondell White (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Michael Tucker moves from CF to LF
Corey Patterson replaces Julian Tavarez (P) playing CF batting 9th
b7 3-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino K. Farnsworth 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 3-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Farnsworth -1% 98% Walk
b7 3-9 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Berkman K. Farnsworth -3% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Bagwell to 3B
b7 3-9 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Alou K. Farnsworth 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-9 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Merced K. Farnsworth 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-3, Astros' Wilfredo Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
t8 9-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC C. Patterson W. Rodriguez 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t8 9-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC E. Young W. Rodriguez -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 9-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Gutierrez W. Rodriguez -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 9-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Sosa W. Rodriguez 0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Patterson to 3B
t8 9-3 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RRR CHC F. McGriff W. Rodriguez 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Patterson Scores; Sosa Scores
Chad Meyers pinch hits for Kyle Farnsworth (P) batting 5th
t8 12-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC C. Meyers W. Rodriguez 0% 100% Walk
t8 12-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Tucker W. Rodriguez -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-12, Cubs' Scott Chiasson facing 7-8-9
Scott Chiasson replaces Chad Meyers (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Matt Stairs replaces Fred McGriff playing 1B batting 4th
b8 3-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU V. Castilla S. Chiasson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-12 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Chiasson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Wilfredo Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b8 3-12 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU D. Ward S. Chiasson -0% 100% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
Adam Everett pinch hits for Craig Biggio (2B) batting 1st
b8 3-12 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU A. Everett S. Chiasson 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 12-3, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 7-8-9
Ricky Stone replaces Moises Alou (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Scott Servais replaces Jeff Bagwell (1B) playing C batting 3rd
Daryle Ward moves from PH to 1B
Jose Vizcaino moves from SS to 2B
Adam Everett moves from PH to SS
Lance Berkman moves from CF to LF
Glen Barker replaces Brad Ausmus (C) playing CF batting 8th
Orlando Merced moves from LF to RF
Augie Ojeda pinch hits for Bill Mueller (3B) batting 7th
t9 12-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda R. Stone -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Machado R. Stone 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 12-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Stone 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-12, Cubs' Scott Chiasson facing 2-3-4
Delino DeShields replaces Eric Young playing 2B batting 1st
Augie Ojeda moves from PH to 3B
b9 3-12 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino S. Chiasson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 3-12 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Servais S. Chiasson 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 3-12 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU L. Berkman S. Chiasson 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Chris Truby pinch hits for Ricky Stone (P) batting 5th
b9 4-12 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Truby S. Chiasson 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 4.

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